The Andrews Labor Government is giving Macedon Ranges communities their first look at a concept design for a new roundabout at the intersection of Melbourne and Kilmore Roads in Gisborne.
Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the $12.5 million upgrade will improve safety, traffic flow and visibility and address concerns from locals about the intersection.
Valuable insights gained during online and face-to-face community consultation influenced the concept for a new roundabout which will also deliver better street lighting and shared user paths at the increasingly busy intersection that serves as a key gateway to Gisborne for the region’s rapidly growing communities.
This consultation coupled with road safety, heritage and environmental assessments determined a roundabout as the best solution for the intersection as it will increase safety and visibility while improving traffic flow.
The roundabout will feature an existing mature oak tree in the centre, with detailed landscaping plans currently being explored to ensure the new intersection serves as a fitting town entrance for locals and visitors.
Regional Roads Victoria will now focus on finalising detailed designs with works to relocate water, gas and telecommunications expected to begin in the summer with construction scheduled in late 2021.
This is one of many road safety projects rolling out across the region with an intersection upgrade already underway at Barry Street and Main Road in Romsey, preliminary works at Station and Saunders Road in Gisborne and major safety improvements on Melbourne-Lancefield Road.
To view the concept design and keep up to date with road projects near you visit regionalroads.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
"We heard loud and clear from the community about the importance of improving visibility, traffic flow and pedestrian access at this intersection while retaining Gisborne’s village feel."
"As promised, we’re fixing Gisborne’s most difficult intersections and delivering vital road safety improvements right across the Macedon Ranges."